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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Week 13 in Pictures

I realize I'm a little late in posting these.  I've been either crazy busy the past few days ... or like today, sick and lazy and not wanting to do anything but lay on the couch.  I thought we had gotten past the yucky stomach bug that has been going around with only one casualty (Alex - a few weeks ago).  But around 5:30 I woke up and felt like someone punched me in the stomach.  I've pretty much had that feeling all day.  Ick.  So I've been trying all day to get this post together ... in between short naps and laying on the couch until the nausea passes.

Anyway, better late than never ... here are my photos from the past week ...

We stopped at the boys' school to photograph the daffodils before the impending "killer frost" got to them, and while there I noticed how pretty the trees were.  So I photographed them also.

Bought Alex these cool shades.  He reminds me of Clint Eastwood with them on.  :)

As I shared in my last Wild & Wonderful Wednesday post, we had a butterfly emerge from his overwintering chrysalis this morning.  He was beautiful.  I managed to photograph the details in his wings while he was here.  Unfortunately his wings didn't form properly so after keeping him inside for a few days in our butterfly house, we put him outside to let nature take its course.  It was too hard to see him trying to fly and not able to.  :(
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While grocery shopping I picked myself up a bouquet of flowers.  I took them outside along with my macro filters to see what I could come up with.  I really love the colors of these.

I also bought a pot of tulips while grocery shopping.  They were so bright and cheery, they just called to me.  Hopefully I'll get them planted in the ground soon.  I started to weed one of our flower beds, but it needs much more TLC before I add these to it.
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More progress on the kitchen.  The cabinet installer came to finish up a few things and tweak some other things.  He installed our hardware so now I get to fill up the cabinets!  Truthfully I'm a little nervous about organizing them because I'm not sure what to put where.  We've never had this much cabinet space before!  :)
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Our church's Youth Group had a pancake breakfast to help raise money for an upcoming missions trip the teens are going on.  Keira wanted to help even though she's not going on the trip, so since I had to be up early to take her, we went ahead and had breakfast.  I'm not used to eating that kind of stuff for breakfast, although it was tasty.  And it was a fun time of fellowship with other people from our church.

One last thing ... Gina and Sarah asked us to include our favorite photo from March in this post.  I know I already posted this for Click It Up a Notch, but this is definitely my favorite ... 
I love that we got to go see the zoo's Penguin Parade!  And I got this cool pic of a Gentoo Penguin.

So that was my week.  We are looking forward to the kids' Easter break this weekend.  And some gorgeous weather in the forecast.  Have a great week!


Susan said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon!

annamphotography said...

Such beautiful photos. It's a pity you're sick. Get better soon.

Jaymi said...

I love your Wednesday shot of the purple flower! So pretty!

packmom said...

So many amazing photos! I love the sunglasses and the door knob.

Rosie Leavesnbloom said...

These are all great including those purple hues in your palette. I would have loved to have seen that butterfly emerge though I too wouldn't have liked seeing it not being able to fly.

Tracey Washington said...

Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous week! Love those macro and flowers :)

Sarah Halstead said...

Such gorgeous shots!! I love your favorite photos. So beautiful.

Mari said...

Love, all the amazing photos! You should stop by our 12 days Mommy Moments PHoto challenge. You can join for fun or for some fabulous prizes. http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/2012/04/15/mommy-moments-photo-challenge-has-begun/